I love discovering new brands of makeup all the time! Its almost like finding diamonds in the rough! Today I would love to introduce you guys to one such gem that I recently stumbled upon. Facade Beauty is a Texan brand focusing on the needs of women living in the southern parts of the USA; for the girls who have to battle humidity on a regular basis. Having lived in tropical places I know how frustrating it can be to have makeup melt off your face so I was thrilled when I got the chance to play around and test some of their products!
This is going to be a long post! I was sent eye shadows, blushes, eyeliners, foundation and a lipliner to try out, so lets jump into them one at a time 🙂
If you checkout their website, you will be spoilt for choice! They have a phenomenal shade range. I had a hard time picking out the 4 shades you see in the palette. The eyeshadows are sold individually in pans that you can them assemble into the magnetic palette. I think it is cool that you can assemble your own palette! Now,here is a closer look at the shadows I picked out..
Clockwise the shades are Baja, Solana, Delano and Agarita
Baja is a lovely rose gold color and Solana is a sheer gold. Both these shades are beautiful!! I also love the green (Delano) and the Plum shade (Agarita). These shadows are probably my favorite items from the brand! They are very finely milled, pigmented and look beautiful in the pan, swatched and on the lid. The silky texture of these shadows are a testament to their fine quality!
Swatches and on the lid!
These shadows can be used both wet and dry. Here in the swatches and on my eye I have used them dry 🙂 These shadows last the whole day on the lid with no creasing. yay! For the eye look shown here I used Solana in the inner corners of my eye, Delano in the center of the lid, Aagarita in the outer corner and Baja as the brow bone highlight. I then used the eyeliner in Voodoo to finish things up! That brings us to the next awesome product from Facade; the eyeliners!
I tried 3 of the eyeliners from Facade. They all glide on really smoothly with no tugging which is good news! The eyeliners are the twist up kinds and they come with a smudge tip on the other end.
The 3 shades I picked out were Lorelei which is a pretty pearly dark gold, perfect for the lower waterline, Lido a rich deep blue and Voodoo a shimmery plum shade which I used for the eye look shown above.
Swatches: Lorelei at the top followed by Voodoo and Lido
I think my favorite shade is Lido! Its such a lovely blue 🙂
I was sent the lipliner in the shade Vanity. It is a pinky nude shade which is almost my natural lip color. I did not find the lip liner as smooth as the eyeliners but they do help prepping your lips for lipsticks that can potentially bleed.
Lipliner in Vanity
I was really excited to try out the foundation samples since I wanted to check how long it will last before I turn into a grease ball. Since I live in the cooler and drier north eastern part of the country, I decided that the best way to check if the foundation can withstand humidy, heat and sweat was to wear it on a long hiking trip 😀 I can sum up my feelings about this foundation in 3 words: I love it!!
I was told that the best way to apply the foundation was to use a damp beauty sponge or beauty blender. I love the natural flawless finish I got with this! It did not irritate my skin either. As for the staying power, I am very happy to report that after 12 hours of wear there was barely any shine. The foundation held up really well when I wore it for the hiking trip despite the heat and sweat. Overall, this foundation is awesome and I am sure it works well in 101 F weather too! These bottles are coming with me the next time I fly down south!
I have an obsession with blushes and again like the eye shadows it was difficult to chose 2 shades since there were so many choices! The blushes are also sold in individual pans which can then be placed in the palette.
Facade Blushes: True love and Valencia on the left and blended swatches on the right
True love is a matte pink and Valencia is a matte orange coral shade. Although both these shades look bright in the pan they look very soft and natural when blended into the skin as seen in the swatches. Both the shades are easy to blend and are not chalky at all unlike some other matte blushes. I did not notice any fading with these blushes. They can easily last 8 hours.
The 19s brush
Along with the eyeshadows I was also sent an awesome brush! 🙂 It is their 19S brush and I love how soft it feels. It is excellent for packing on shadow on the lid. I did not notice any shedding and I am generally impressed with the quality of the brush. For the eye look I created I did use this brush mostly.
The 19S Brush
If I have to chose 2 favorites from this list of items I think the eyeshadows and foundation steal the cake! Which of these things are you dying to try? Do visit their website at http://www.facadebeauty.com/ and check out the the rest of their collection!
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